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First (Nhs) Dermatology Appointment - What To Expect

19 May 2013 - 10:52 AM

Hi, I'll try to keep this short!


Basically I've had acne since I was 12/13 for about 6 years now. I've finally been referred to a hospital dermatologist by my GP but I'm not sure what to expect.

For the first four years I took oxytetracycline/ erythromycin/ tetracycline along with various prescribed topical gels, lotions and creams with not much improvement (and have just been left with brown teeth that I had to pay £400 to get whitened!) I'm taking erythromycin at the moment just to get an appointment at the hospital. 

I'm not sure whether they will think my acne is severe enough to be prescribed accutane. I have a feeling that it'll clear up a little and not look so bad on the day of my appointment so I've taken some pictures to show how bad it can get and how it's been for the past few months. 

Will they take any notice of photos or will they just base it on what your face is like on the day? I have quite deep visible scars on my top lip and less noticeable pitted ones on my cheeks. I've also got scars on my chest and back.

(i've attached the pictures)

 Any experience would be great, thanks. (sorry it's long!)